A park ranger once explained how migrating crabs find their way to the coast. He said that they follow the slight gradient of the land as it slopes toward the sea, tracing the paths carved by little pockets of water- condensation, collected rain- falling slowly downhill. We follow the water because it’s what crabs do. Following the water is a way to the next stage of a life cycle; it’s navigation; it’s a new way of listening to the land.

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